August 08, 2018

Lawmakers to talk ADA, reg relief at Caucus

Capitol Hill

NAFCU has added four more lawmakers to its growing lineup of speakers for its upcoming Congressional Caucus, Sept. 11-14 in Washington. Attendees will hear from Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Ted Budd, R-N.C., and Lou Correa, D-Calif.

Tester serves on numerous Senate committees, including Commerce, Banking and Appropriations. He was a champion for the NAFCU-backed Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), which was the largest regulatory relief package signed into law in more than a decade.

Maloney is the second most senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee and is ranking member of the subcommittee on capital markets. In addition to credit unions' regulatory relief priorities, NAFCU is engaged with Maloney as she works on draft legislation that would create a national data security standard.

Budd and Correa will be on a panel at Caucus discussing website accessibility concerns related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The two recently led an effort with more than 100 other House members to urge the Department of Justice to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Budd also serves on the House Financial Services Committee and subcommittees related to housing and capital markets.

Caucus is NAFCU's premiere lobbying event of the year and allows credit unions to meet face to face with lawmakers and regulators on industry-specific issues. This year's event will be headlined by Bob Woodward, who broke the Watergate scandal and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor of the Washington Post, and Major Garrett, CBS News' chief White House correspondent.

NAFCU's Congressional Caucus is open to both members and nonmembers; registration is still open. Stay tuned to NAFCU Today for more updates on speakers leading up to the event and follow #NAFCUCaucus on Twitter for additional coverage.